The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed confidence that its candidates would emerge victorious in the upcoming bye-elections in Lagos State.
This was contained in a press statement by the party’s spokesperson in Lagos, Taofik Gani.
Gani said polls have shown that “the APC candidates will come distant runners-up in four of the five Local Government Areas, and clearly lose in Kosofe Constituency 2.”
He said the party would use legal and political means to resist the manipulation of the election results from the polling units to the final collation centres.
According to him, the poll organisations were used such criteria as eligibility; voter’s trust; ability to deliver representation; internal party democracy; loyalty to electorates; age; individualism; and 2023 projection among others.
He said: “The PDP has therefore asserted that only manifestly fair and true results will be accepted by her agents and therefore admonish all agencies that will be charged with the conduct of the elections to be fair and just.
“We are already celebrating our projected victories and we hope to celebrate the actual results when announced. By polls now reported, our candidates have 65 per cent to 30 per cent lead scores.
“To our surprise, we are informed that the manner of emergence of the APC candidates will be reasons to lose. What we expect is free, fair and credible bye-elections. We shall resist any rigging. We will not sleep over our mandate this time.”
The PDP’s candidates in the election are Babatunde Gbadamosi for Lagos East senatorial district and Shikiru Alebiosu for Kosofe State Constituency II in the House of Assembly.
Tokunbo Abiru and Obafemi Saheed are candidates of APC for the Lagos East senatorial district and Kosofe State Constituency II bye-elections respectively.
The elections will hold on Saturday, December 5, 2020.